Jordan Candler / October 5, 2020

Monday Executive Summary

Gulf Coast tropical threat, Chicago’s deadly September, COVID updates, and more.


Above the Fold


  • Hurricane Delta? Yet another tropical storm is strengthening and could make landfall in Gulf Coast this week (USA Today)

  • With 81 homicides, Chicago recorded its deadliest September in over 25 years (Fox News)


The Latest on COVID-19


  • President Donald Trump posts video update from hospital (Disrn)

  • Trump salutes fans outside Walter Reed hospital in motorcade drive-by (Washington Examiner)

  • A list of White House staff and top Republicans who have tested positive (Reuters)

  • Stats suggest that lockdowns may have had little effect on spread (National Review)


Politics


  • Biden campaign reportedly pulling negative ads against Trump after his COVID diagnosis (The Daily Wire)

  • “I hope they die”: Left-wingers react to positive coronavirus diagnosis for the Trumps (The Federalist)

  • Amy Coney Barrett’s confirmation will move forward, Mitch McConnell says (NPR)

  • “Our liberties … have been stampeded over by these dirty cops”: Republicans rage over unverified but potentially damning Russian report on Clinton, suggest shutting down intelligence agencies (Washington Examiner)

  • New Supreme Court term begins Monday, with major cases from ObamaCare to religious liberty on the docket (Washington Examiner)


Around the Nation


  • Michigan governor vows to continue coronavirus measures despite state supreme court declaring them unconstitutional (The Daily Wire)

  • “Our presentation followed the facts and the evidence”: Highly anticipated grand jury recordings of Breonna Taylor case have been released (Disrn)

  • New Home, Texas, becomes the 15th city in the nation to outlaw abortion (Disrn)


Other Notables


  • NBA viewership keeps sinking: Game 2 of NBA finals the least-watched game on record (Washington Examiner)

  • Hondurans in migrant caravan bused back after entering Guatemala (Fox News)


Closing Arguments


  • Policy: Could it happen here? The parallels between the Soviet Bloc and the modern U.S. (The Daily Signal)

  • Policy: The Fed and the housing bubble/bust (Mises Institute)

  • Humor: BREAKING: Trump refuses to denounce white blood cell supremacy during COVID bout (Genesius Times)

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